Nedum Onuoha believes Manchester City could be as big as Real Madrid in the next five years and has no intention of leaving the club.
Onuoha has found himself out of the side this season and has been linked with a January move away from Eastlands.
Newcastle, Blackburn, Wigan and Fulham are all understood to be interested while Paris St Germain have also entered the race for his signature.
However, Onuoha sees a bright future for City and hopes to be involved, having come through the ranks as a youngster.
He is confident he will be given a chance and is then determined to seize the opportunity.
"I'm just biding my time and when it comes I'll be ready to take it and stake my claim," Onuoha said in the Sunday Mirror.
"In the next five years, Manchester City could be as big as Real Madrid.
"That is not something I plan to walk away from without giving it my best shot.
"I'm a local boy and being a success at this club would mean more to me than anywhere else."